Donbas militants violated "Christmas truce" six times today

Source : 112 Ukraine

The positions of Ukrainian military were fired from heavy weapons in the Luhansk and Donetsk sectors
22:02, 8 January 2018
Open source
Since the beginning of the day on January 8th, six violations of the cease-fire regime by militants have been reported on the line of delineation in the Donbas conflict area. This is stated in the message of the anti-terrorist operation press center, posted on Facebook.

"The ceasefire is broken due to the fault of the Russian-occupation groups and thereafter, the enemy continues to shell the Armed Forces of Ukraine, using weapons banned by the Minsk agreements... In general, since the beginning of this day, 6 facts of violation of the silence regime by the Russian-occupational forces registered," the report says.

It is specified that in the Luhansk direction the militants fired more than two hours from large-caliber machine guns and 120-mm mortars at the Ukrainian defenders.At the same time, nearby the Svitlodarska arc, the enemy fired from grenade launchers and machine guns.

In Donetsk direction, heavy mortars of the caliber of 120-mm, grenade launchers and machine guns were used near Talakivka.

"In both of these cases, our defenders were forced to give the enemy an adequate response from small arms," added in the message.
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